Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0A, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Located on Victoria Street in Harbour Grace, the Goodland House is a wooden two storey house with a hip roof constructed circa 1850. The designation is limited to the house itself.
The Goodland House has been designated as a heritage structure because of its aesthetic and cultural value.
Aesthetically, the building is of value as it is a well preserved example of a house designed with a central chimney. The house was constructed for middle class tenants yet it presented a plain, neat facade, achieved through the use of symmetrical design elements. The entrance doors utilize some decorative features but these blend harmoniously with the overall exterior continuity.
The building has cultural value as it is representative of a particular time and place. At the time the house was constructed, Harbour Grace was witnessing a growth in its middle class as the merchant truck system was slowly evolving into a more modern economy. The standard of living of those involved in this new economy was also improving, a reality reflected in homes and other structures. The Goodland House survived major fires that destroyed other buildings in Harbour Grace and remains as a physical reminder of nineteenth century middle class standards.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador unnumbered property designation file, Harbour Grace - Goodland House
-centre four-flue chimney style and placement;
-stone wall foundation;
-number of storeys;
-roof at rear demarcating two storey addition;
-wooden roof shingles;
-window size, style, trim and placement;
-size, style, trim and placement of exterior doors;
-recessed entries on front and side exterior doors;
-transom windows above front and side exterior doors;
-entablature and pilastered frame on front entrance;
-raincap and heavy moulding on side entrance;
-location of porch on rear facade;
-dimension, location and orientation of building.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Historic Resources Act
Registered Heritage Structure
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador 1 Springdale Street St. John's, NL A1C 5V5
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